Chandigarh: The Punjab and Haryana high court on Friday issued a notice to the state government on a plea alleging irregularities in the selection of the registrar of the Council of Homeopathic System of Medicine, Haryana.
The main allegations in the case are that the selection process was made in violation of the rules just to benefit Vaibhav Bidani, who was appointed as the registrar in December 2017. Allegations include change in the selection criteria by placing restrictions and new eligibility conditions to the post.
A probe by a central agency has been sought for the alleged irregularities in Bidani’s recruitment as the registrar.
Justice Rajiv Narain Raina issued the notice to principal secretary, department of health, director of ayush department, council chairman, Bidani and all members of the selection committee to respond to the contentions raised by the petitioner.
The council governs the registration of all homeopathy practitioners in Haryana. The matter has reached before the HC in wake of the petition filed by Dr Surender Kumar Vats, a resident of Rewari district.
In his submission to the HC, the petitioner said the advertisement for the registrar’s post was posted by the chairman of the council Dr Harprakash Sharma but being a gazetted post, it should have been filled through the Haryana Public Service Commission (HPSC).